Vitamin B12 is Back!!
Vitamin B12 is one of the most vital nutrients your body requires to function properly, and a deficiency in this vitamin can not only hinder your daily performance and life, but can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage.
Why you need it:
– Prevents fatigue
– Vital to produce red blood cells
– A deficiency can lead to neurological injury, disability, premature death, demyelinating nervous system disease, dementia, psychiatric illness, anemia, vascular occlusions, suppressed immune system, and bone marrow failure.
Long term risks of a vitamin B12 deficiency include neurological injury, disability, complications in childbirth and even premature death. Studies show that women deficient in B12 were five times more likely to have a child with neural tube defects compared to women with high levels of B12.
With approximately 40% of people being B12 deficient, Slim By Nature decided it was time to contribute to addressing this issue, as we are so passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. There are various types of B12 however, we have made sure to produce our B12 with the highest quality and standard possible.
Vitamin B12 is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, and it especially affects DNA synthesis, amino acid and fatty acid metabolism. No animals (including humans) are capable of producing vitamin B12, therefore it must come from foods in the diet or supplementation.
B12 is a type of bacteria that originates in soil, streams, and nature – which was great for our ancestors, but for us in the 21st century, is not so helpful. Even if we were to start eating grass and the soil that comes with it, through farming our soil has become much less nutritionally dense than it was thousands of years ago. So, what is the solution? Well, supplementation is one of the most full-proof ways to make sure you are getting enough vitamin B12.
Adequate levels of B12 are essential in reducing fatigue, and for normal neurological function. At levels only slightly lower than normal, symptoms such as fatigue, lethargy, depression, memory loss, breathlessness, headaches and pale skin may be experienced. Additionally, vitamin B12 assists in weight loss as it helps to metabolise protein and fat, allowing for energy to be produced.
We at Slim By Nature, believe that with 40% of the population being deficient, Vitamin B12 is essential for everyone!